A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

Sony Music Entertainment (sometimes known plainly as Sony Music or by the initials, SME) is an American music corporation owned and operated by Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation. In 1929, the enterprise was first founded as American Record Corporation (ARC) and, in 1938, was renamed Columbia Recording Corporation, following ARC's acquisition by CBS. [1]
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$18,125,000 spent on lobbying in US, covers roughly through Q2, 2014 [2]

UK government doesn't require disclosure of lobbying spend in UK.

November 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Sony Music met with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, to discuss music publishing, along with 21 others. [3]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Sony Music met with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, to discuss music publishing , along with 21 others. [4]

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